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a little bit earlier and one of the hit shows is "downton abbey." if they want to purchase it on line with amazon or netflix, they can. you could do that with"homeland" or another one of these series. how is this ability to micro purchase going to affect the cable industry in the next few years? >> i'm not sure. when this first started, when i struck a deal with disney and people predicted the end of television. people predicted that tivo was the end of television. people predicted that dvr and skipping commercials -- i think we have seen the appetite for television stimulated, not retarded. in fact it was the opposite. if someone comes to me today and says, have you ever seen "breaking bad?" my answer would be no. "you should really see this showed." great. what they are really saying is you are my friend. i want to talk to you about it. i could go to i toons or -- itunes or roku and i can catch up. and i can go back to you tomorrow and say, you know what? i got through the first season on the christmas holiday. now we can talk. but by the way, i was dying for the first episode first
micropurchasing and one of the hit shows is downton abbey. if people want to purchase that on amazon or netflix, they can, and they can watch the series and they don't have to have subscription tv. you can do that with home lean or another series. how is this ability to micropurchase going to affect the cable industry in the next five or ten years? >> i'm not entirely sure but i'll tell you some things. when this first started, when itunes struck a deal with is in any and others and people predicted the end of television or people predicted tivo and up anding commercials -- i think we have seen the appetite for television more dramatically stimulated, not retarded. it's actually the opposite. i think it's because, if i'm able -- somebody comes to me today and says, have you ever seen breaking bad? my answer would be, no. oh, you really should see this show. i should? yeah, it's great. and by the way, what i'm really saying to you, you're my friend and i want to talk to you about it. what i can do now is go home and put itunes -- i don't know if that show is there, so forgive me the specifics -
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